“When you’re young and naive, you don’t understand how hard your parents are working,” said James during an interview with E! News. “My parents would bust their tail working overnights, working multiple shifts, and they’d alternate to take care of us, it was three of us.”
Furthermore, he explained how with maturity and growing up caused him to realize just how hard his parents had it while raising three children and working to take care of his grandmother who had been diagnosed with brain cancer around the time that they hit the financial crisis.
“You don’t really understand until you’re a little older, then you understand the concept of money and how hard it is to get and how easy it is to spend it,” said James. “I remember that at the end of the year in 2016, one of my new year resolutions was to do that for them.”